While nearly 1 in four people identify as Muslim across the globe, a Pew Research survey in 2019 found that only six-in-ten U.S. adults know that Ramadan is an Islamic holy month and that Mecca is Islam’s holiest city and a place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Muslim […]
Read a July 31, 2013, New York Times story that says harsh measures in Afghanistan that many attribute to Shariah are actually linked more to tribal customs than to Islamic law.
Read a May 22, 2012, story published on CNN.com about President Barack Obama’s plans to withdraw U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan.
Read a June 12, 2013, story published on BBC.com that covers Gen. Joseph Dunford request for continued support from international forces to support human rights and the democratic process in Afghanistan.
Read a Feb. 10, 2013, story published on BBC.com that takes a look at Afghanistan through the eyes of Gen. John Allen just after he resigned from his post as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Read a July 18, 2011, story published on CNN.com that covers Gen. Petraeus’ resignation from the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen took command after Petraeus.
Read a March 2, 2011, story published in the New York Times about the NATO airstrike that killed 9 Afghan civilians while Gen. David Patraeus was in command.
Read a June 24, 2010, story published in the Los Angeles Times about the change of leadership in Afghanistan from Gen. Stanly McChrystal to Gen. David Patraeus.
Read the June 22, 2010, profile published by Rolling Stone about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of all U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. After the article was published, McChrystal was removed from his post for the unflattering comments he made about the Obama administration.